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Fwd: Re: [Moderator Action] Re: Official ISO 3166 country codes online

From: Martin J. Duerst <duerst@w3.org>
Date: Fri, 03 Dec 1999 05:44:56 +0900
Message-Id: <199912022132.GAA05317@sh.w3.mag.keio.ac.jp>
To: Harald Tveit Alvestrand <Harald@Alvestrand.no>
Cc: Chris Lilley <chris@w3.org>, www-international@w3.org
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At 06:50 1999/12/01 -0500, Harald Tveit Alvestrand wrote:
> At 10:40 01.12.99 +0100, Chris Lilley wrote:
> >You can use es-latin right now if you want. The definition is that if
> >the first token is two letters, it is an ISO language code; if the
> >second token is two letters, it is an ISO country code. Other lengths,
> >and thirs and subsequent tokens, do not have a centralised registry. You
> >can say en-GB-cheshire-southern-workingclass-1890s if you wish.
> sorry - RFC 1766 specifies a centralized registry with IANA for *all* tags 
> and subtags where the first tag is not "x". So if you want one, please 
> register it.
> >I suggest not using three letter codes for the second token, since my
> >understandingis thatthe ISO country codes are being/might be revised to
> >use three-letter tokens; and thus a replacement for RFC1766 might
> >mandate special meaning for three letter token in the second position.
> Language tags (the first tag) have come out in a 3-letter version.
> I see no reason to suspect that there will be a separate 3-letter code for 
> languages.
> (Actually there is one already, but all the countries have a 2-letter, a 
> 3-letter and a numeric code - all assigned by ISO 3166. So you'd only use 
> the 3-letter code if you wanted something "more pronounceable").
>                     Harald
> --
> Harald Tveit Alvestrand, EDB Maxware, Norway
> Harald.Alvestrand@edb.maxware.no

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